“In his new book, Cory Booker writes about a visit he made to Newark, New Jersey last summer. As the senator walked around a low-income, predominantly African American neighborhood, he asked dozens of men if they had ever been arrested and sent to jail or prison. Not a single one said no.
“This is America in 2016 — a land Booker and others call “incarceration nation.” Across the United States, there are more than 2.2 million people behind bars. Nearly five million others are under other forms of supervision and control of the criminal justice system. Tens of millions of Americans have been arrested at some point in their lives.”